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Synopsys Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
141 Reviews
3.0
141 Reviews
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Synopsys Co-CEOs Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
Dr. Aart J. de Geus and Dr. Chi-Foon Chan
141 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You don't get lots of work to do as the products are pretty stable, which means good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Provide good work-life balanced and flexible work environment (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • gt;) Limited opportunities for growth (in 14 reviews)

  • Expectations are little high at-least in our team, breaking work life balance (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    challenging and exciting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    challenging and exciting in core development

    Cons

    too much work day and night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  2.  

    very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys

    Pros

    very friendly team, very smart people

    Cons

    not a growing industry, tight deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    review of synopsys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary. job security. goofd work environment.

    Cons

    old and beaurocratic. too much sales oriented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Tech Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    compensation and benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    no growth and suffocating culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better growth opportunities in support organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    competitive and demanding workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Synopsys

    Pros

    good and professional people, ability to learn technology

    Cons

    constant rush to achieve something already promised to the customers

  7.  

    Ok company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff CAE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff CAE in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance at company

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities in certain groups

  8.  

    R&D Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time

    Pros

    The learning curve is good.

    Cons

    Compensation and work life balance is bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much going on here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Synopsys full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good things - decent pay, decent physical work environment (cubicles), relevant to electronics industry, good upper management, not too much pressure - good work/life balance

    Cons

    Rent-seeking mentality, mediocre middle managers, not much room for career advancement, pay is only ok. The industry is overall not expanding and not very exciting. High expectations but limited support. Very rigid corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more risk taking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    nive working environment with very less growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture. You can work from home.

    Cons

    Not much growth. Salaries and perks are not good.

  11.  

    Good company to be in if you are not ambitious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer II in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Synopsys full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good office culture.

    Cons

    Pay is less than market reference. Environment encourages deterministic thinking. Employees who work hard get more work but may not get more pay. Employees who worked in a relaxed way are left untouched.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please nourish and allow promising talent to grow. The management seems to be becoming top heavy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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